Skripsi Tesis Pendidikan Matematika :
Pembelajaran Matematika Kontekstual Dalam Upaya Mengembangkan Kemampuan Pemecahan Masalah Dan Komunikasi Matematik Mahasiswa Calon Guru
Contextual Teaching and Learning Mathematics as an Effort of Developing Abilities of Prospective Teachers’ Problem Solving and Mathematical Communication.
This study is experiment with posttest design without pretest by using control group. Experiment group was given contextual learning treatment which applied seven main components: constructivism, inquiry, questioning, learning community, modeling, reflection, and authentic assessment. The control group was given conventional mathematics learning treatment. The main purpose of the study is to analyze the quality of students’ problem solving and students’ mathematical communication ability, the quality of students’ attitude towards contextual teaching and learning, and the relationship between students’ problem solving ability and their mathematical communication ability.
The study population subject is the prospective teachers of first semester, meanwhile the study sample subject are 40 students of mathematics education program of FKIP Unpas Bandung at first semester. Data were collected using two types of instruments, namely one set of problem solving ability test, one set of mathematical communication ability test, and one set questionnaire of Likert attitude scale.
These instruments have met content and face validities. The reliability coefficients for problem solving ability test, mathematical communication ability test, and questionnaire attitude test are 0.755, 0.789, and 0.764 respectively. The finding of this study indicates : a) viewed from learning group, the students who obtain contextual teaching and learning either their problem solving ability or their mathematical communication ability have better result compared to the students who obtain conventional teaching and learning; b) there is significant relationship between students’ problem solving ability and their mathematical communication ability; and c) the students have positive attitude towards learning with contextual teching and learning approach, problem solving test, and mathematical communication test.